- Tech know how online

enhanced distributed coordination function (WLAN) (EDCF)

The Enhanced Distributed Coordination Function (EDCF) is an extended DCF function that supports the quality of service ( QoS) in WLANs according to 802.11e in conjunction with Hybrid Coordination Function ( HCF).

Since the quality of service cannot be guaranteed in WLANs due to the access procedure, the hybrid coordination function HCF is used in conjunction with the extended coordination function EDCF. EDCF provides a certain degree of priority control in the CSMA access method by controlling the window size.

Priorities are determined by up to eight Traffic Categories( TC) whose parameters can be dynamically changed. This allows different service levels to be realized. Each Traffic Category is granted access to the transmission medium for a certain duration. The start time and the interval for the transmission authorization are defined in the Transmission Opportunity( TXOP).

Englisch: enhanced distributed coordination function (WLAN) - EDCF
Updated at: 13.11.2017
#Words: 133
Links: distributed coordination function (802.11) (DCF), quality of service (QoS), quality of service (QoS), conjunction, hybrid coordination function (WLAN) (HCF)
Translations: DE

All rights reserved DATACOM Buchverlag GmbH © 2024